ideas of reference


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ideas of reference

[ī′dē·əz əv ′ref·rəns]
(psychology)
A symptom complex in which, through the mechanism of projection, an individual incorrectly believes himself or herself to be the direct object of casual remarks or incidents or of external events.
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2010), using the ESQUIZOQ-A, found a factorial structure fairly similar to that found in the present study except that the Odd behavior and the Ideas of Reference subscales (4 items) saturated in the Interpersonal Disorganization and not in the Reality Distortion dimension.
6/2/43: A review of this patient's health record reveals that at recruit examination he was recognized as sufficiently abnormal to warrant trial-duty status, and that during this period, neuropsychiatric examination disclosed auditory hallucinations, ideas of reference and suicide, and a rambling, grandiose, philosophical manner.
The ideas of reference appointments and enhanced online reference services have been brought to the table for consideration.